Spanish wines are getting better and better with every year. You may have tried the famous wines made in the northern regions, but get ready for the rest of Spain. There are many up-and-coming regions that are beginning to export their delicious red wines now as well.
Here you will discover famous wine regions, newer wine regions, their wines, find out about that famous Spanish fortified wine called Sherry, sweet wine, where to go for Spain wine tours and more.
Spanish Red Wines
Spanish red wines are traditionally made from a select set of grapes, namely:
- Garnacha (Grenache, in France)
- Monastrell (Mourvedre, in France)
Some wine regions in Spain specialize in making delicious wines with just one of these types of grapes.
Other regions use different types of grapes and are experimenting with grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and even Syrah.
Spanish Wine Regions
The most famous of all the wine regions are in the north. They are: Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat and Penedes.
Rioja wine is the most famous of all wines from Spain.
Ribera del Duero wine comes from an area on the Duero River in northwestern Spain. It is part of Castile-Leon, a larger appellation.
Penedes and Priorat wine come from appellations within the appellation of Catalonia, near Barcelona on the Mediterranean Sea.
Up-and-coming wine regions in Spain include:
- La Mancha
- Balearic Islands
- And more
- Sherry Wine
Sherry wine is made in Andalucia, in southern Spain. It is a fortified, sweet wine that became very famous in England after Sir Francis Drake brought it home after attacking the Cadiz in 1587.
There are many different kinds of Sherry wine that you must try. Find out how each Sherry wine tastes so you can choose the best one for you.
Sweet Spanish Wine
Sweet wine is made in Malaga and Valencia. Find out what these wines taste great with and how they are made.
Sangria wine is a real treat. It was originally enjoyed by Spaniards on hot summer nights, but you can drink it any time now.
Spain Wine Tours
Spain wine tours are a wonderful way to explore the wines of Spain. Whether you go wine tasting in Barcelona or tour wineries in Rioja, or visit where Sherry is made, you will enjoy every second of it.